Sesquicentennial International Exposition Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1940.236
Date: 
1926
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 5/16 in. ( 3.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: reverse, upper left, faintly: "ALBIN POLASEK"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing head of Washington within thirteen stars, facing right, with surrounding legend: "SESQUICENTENNIAL-INTERNATIONAL-EXPOSITION"; inscription below head, at center: "PHILADELPHIA/1926." Reverse depicts Liberty with torch riding winged Pegasus above clouds.
Gallery Label: 
This medal was the official medal of the Exposition, struck with U.S. Mint machinery on exposition grounds.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Elizabeth D. Embler
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group